A More Permanent Solution
People without perfect vision often wonder what it might be like to wake up and see well as soon as their eyes open. Many have to fumble around with glasses or wait until they’ve put their contact lenses in to see the world clearly.
Laser eye surgery is a more permanent solution to vision errors. It can decrease, or in some cases even eliminate, your reliance on corrective lenses.
We refer our patients to experienced surgeons in the area for laser eye surgery procedures. First, we’ll need to determine whether you are a candidate. Read on to learn more about laser eye surgery and if you think the procedure could be right for you, please book an appointment.
Is Laser Eye Surgery Right for You?
There are many factors that play a role in your suitability for laser eye surgery. Your optometrist will conduct a thorough eye exam and assess your health history to determine if you are a good candidate.
In general, for most types of laser eye surgery, there are a few conditions that need to be met:
- You will need to be over the age of 18.
- Severe dry eye will need to be dealt with prior to surgery.
- Your current prescription must be stable.
- You should be free from active infection.
- Your overall general health should be good.
- Glaucoma and cataracts may make you ineligible.
To see if you are a candidate for laser eye surgery, and to explore which type of surgery might be best for you, book a consultation today.
LASIK & PRK
There are several types of laser eye surgery procedures. Certain procedures are better suited to some conditions and lifestyles. Your optometrist will go through the options with you and determine which type will produce the best possible results.
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) involves the creation of a small flap in the corneal tissue.
While the flap is bent back, your surgeon will reshape your cornea. This flap will then be replaced and will heal on its own.
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) eye surgery is similar to LASIK eye surgery, but instead of making a flap, the outer layers of corneal tissue are removed with a laser. The remaining tissue is then reshaped and the healing process begins.
Call for a Consult
Just like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved in laser eye surgery. During a consultation, prior to any surgical intervention, we will thoroughly discuss those risks with you.
When you call to make an appointment, be sure to let us know that this eye health exam is part of a laser eye surgery consultation. We look forward to helping you attain clear vision.
Visit Us Today
Find amazing vision solutions and book your appointment today!
- 390 Laclie Street
- Orillia, Ontario L3V 4P5
- Phone: 705-326-3121
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed